PRISM - Pride at Slaughter and May
PRISM is Slaughter and May’s LGBT and allies network. Established in 2009 and relaunched in 2015, PRISM is a platform for the firm’s LGBT and ally staff to network as well as focusing on LGBT recruitment and building client relationships.
PRISM’s mission is to empower members of the firm who identify as LGBT to achieve their full potential at the firm and to create leverage using the opportunities afforded by a diverse and enlightened workforce.
With that in mind, PRISM is both an internal and external-facing network that represents all levels of seniority and a variety of backgrounds within the firm.
Internally, the group meets regularly to discuss its ongoing initiatives and hosts informal drinks events at various locations in the City to which everyone in the firm is invited. PRISM also works to foster links with the firm’s clients and prospective clients and their own LGBT networks. We hosted our first client event in Covent Garden in May 2015 which was a fantastic success. We work closely with colleagues at our Best Friend firms, and are also involved in graduate recruitment and student mentoring initiatives such as DiversCity.
PRISM has helped the firm ascend the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and our associates and partners have appeared in the OUTstanding LGBT Executives, Future Leaders and Ally Leaders lists. We are committed to making further progress as a diverse and inclusive workplace.
PRISM also participates in the Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks, the inter-organisational LGBT network for the legal sector, including hosting and attending monthly meetings. In addition, we have historically hosted the Interlaw Anniversary Party annually in August, raising funds for a number of LGBT charities including Stonewall and The Albert Kennedy Trust.
If you have any queries or would like any further information, please contact PRISM.